Friday, February 8, 2013

WEA Supports Full Implementation of New Evaluation System

According to the "Washington Education Association Key Issues * 2013 Legislative Session," the WEA Board of Directors has identified five key issues, number 4 of which is  "WEA members also believe the new evaluation system should be fully funded so it succeeds as intended by the Legislature."  

Really?  This is what WEA members believe?  I think not.  The new evaluation system diverts time, energy, and money away from student learning to a misguided and damaging attempt to reduce good teaching to a number--sort of like 42 being the answer to the "Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything" in the science fiction series Hitchhikers Guide from the Galaxy.

WEA's collusion in implementing the new evaluation system amounts to endorsement.  It is exactly the wrong approach by our organization in this time.

Washington Education Association Key Issues 2013 legislative session

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